MPs want sex bloggers taken to task for insulting Muslims

The issue of the buka puasa posting by sex bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee has raised the ire of Barisan Nasional MPs, who urged for the couple's arrest for insulting Islam and Muslims.

Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) said stern action should be taken against them.

"The nation is reeling from the shocking acts of these two people who uploaded offensive pictures that clearly goes against the concept of mutual respect among the races," he said in debating the Supplementary Supply Bill 2013 at the second reading.

"They should be jailed for three days. In other countries, such offenders would receive stricter actions."

Bung Mokhtar then accused the DAP of having a hand in the couple's actions. That caused a shouting match between the MPs.

The DAP MPs stood up, demanding that Bung Mokhtar retract his remarks.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PKR-Permatang Pauh) agreed with Bung Mokhtar that action should be taken against the couple according to the country's laws.

"Pakatan Rakyat do not tolerate and will not allow anyone to insult Islam or any other religions for that matter," he said.

The publicity-crazed couple stirred up another controversy with a buka puasa greeting with a picture of them eating bak kut teh on their Facebook page.

On a separate matter, Bung Mokhtar urged Wisma Putra to take the strongest action against the Vatican's first Apostolic Nuncio (ambassador) to Malaysia Arch­bishop Joseph Marino over his remarks on the use of "Allah" by non-Muslims.

"He should not have interfered with the country's affairs and raise tension," he added.

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